Current Announcements & Articles


Healthcare Career Exploration for Current 10th, 11th Grade

A summer Career Immersion Program is being offered June 24-29, 2018, at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota. The program is designed to introduce you to many health care professions you may not be aware of.  Application deadline is Thursday, February 1.  Click here for a link to their site and application information.  Must have a 2.75 gpa.  Online application, letter of recommendation and essay are required.  Space is limited.


Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night?

Click here for a full video of Sophomore Night; click here for a full video of Junior Night.


Career Info

Check out the "Who's Hiring Youth in Scott County" flyer.  Details about cyber security jobs and more.  


Sophomores:  Apply for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar

Click here to find out about this super opportunity for one sophomore to represent NPHS at the Leadership Seminar June 15 - 17, 2018.  


Is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth It?

Selected articles about the value of a liberal arts education.   


Top 10 Social Issues for Teens in 2017


13 Reasons Why: Talking Points

"13 Reasons Why" is a fictional Netflix show that many young people are currently viewing or have viewed.  This is NOT recommended viewing.  Many flaws exist in this depiction of a fictional character's movement toward, and completion of, a suicide.  Please read these talking points for a sound, productive and accurate representation of facts that surround mental illness and suicide.  


Know the Truth Chemical Health Presentation

View this outstanding video of the evening presentation in its entirety here.  (Held Monday, Feb. 6 at NPHS)


Advice for Parents on Social Media Apps

Click here for eye-opening info on all those apps out there!


Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night (Nov. 10, 2016)?

Click  here to view a video of the junior evening to view the sophomore presentation. 


Great info for parents of adolescents!

Click here for "Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development" and here for "5 Basics of Parenting Teens." 


Looking for ACT test prep?  

See your counselor for login information to our free online test prep resources:  MCIS & Naviance.  Click here for our ACT test prep page & links.


Soft Skills Critical for New Grads

Click here to see what employers are looking for in potential employees.


Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol & Drugs

Click here for this insightful article.


Private Colleges: (FAQ's)  

Article: click here


The Silicon Valley Suicides

Intriguing insights into why so many kids with bright prospects are killing themselves in Palo Alto.  Click here.


Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tips 

Click here to read an interesting article from a psychiatrist who works in Palo Alto, CA. Great food for thought! 


Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic

Click here for Minnesota Public Radio's series on opioid addiction.


Resilience in Youth

Click here for this article from Psychology Today. 


Private Colleges More Accessible Than You May Think

You may be surprised at the percent of low income families that receive financial aid at private colleges.  The short article here clarifies how accessible a private college education can be.


Private College Value and Cost Myths

Two college presidents sound off on the value of a liberal arts education here.   


E-Cigarettes Being Used by Teens to Smoke Marijuana

Click here for article.